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Besides breakfast, snacks on-the-go are one of my favorite foods to prepare. After preparation you can eat them right away, but also the next day (if I’m lucky) I can just grab them out of the fridge ready to leave the house. Raw energy bars are an excellent way to have convenient healthy food. And although there are a lot of energy bars with nuts I wanted to experiment a bit so I made an energy bar with glutenfree oatmeal and of course no sugar. I made these lucuma energy cookies with lucuma and they came out pretty yummy.
You can make this either raw or vegan (not raw). For the raw version you will need to soak the gluten-free oatmeal the night before is some water or almond milk and for the vegan version I will show you below how to make an easy, quick, dairy- sugar- and gluten free snack or breakfast.
I used some more super foods than I normally do. I believe you don’t have to use a lot of super foods at the same time, but sometimes it’s just nice to mix them all…well almost all. One of them is lucuma.
Lucuma is a low-glycemic sweetener and quite popular in Peru for its health benefits. This sweet flavored powder is a great addition to smoothies, puddings, ice creams, cakes, sprinkled on cereal and granola and much more. The powder comes from the lucuma trees in South America, where the fruit is known for its amazing nutritional benefits.
- One cup of oatmeal
- A little teaspoon of peanut butter
- Some goji berries
- Full teaspoon of lucumua
- Half a teaspoon of cacao
- Cup of almond milk (or water)
- Coconut crisps and almond crisps for the topping
- Optional: Bee Pollen
- When making this in a raw version you will need to soak the oatmeal the night before in some water or almond milk. The next day all liquid should be absorbed so don't use too much water/almond milk.
- In this vegan version I heated up some almond milk and added the oatmeal. Stir the oatmeal until almost all liquid is absorbed and it's a porridge. After that slowly add all other ingredients while stirring the oatmeal porridge. When everything is mixed nicely into the l porridge, place the (now somewhat dry) porridge on a plate. Finish off with some coconut crisps and almond crisps. Let it cool off for 15 minutes and place in the freezer if you make the raw version. After a couple of hours it can be cut. But of course this always can be eaten right away on the spot…For the vegan version you can choose to bake them in the oven until they become a bit harder.